Bringing your new pet home will be less stressful with this helpful guide.
Got that spring puppy fever? Same. I have been telling all of my friends, and my cats, that the time will soon come when I bring another four-legged child home, and this time they will be barking. Not meowing.
However, in order to do so, I know I am going to need a few things first. If you're finding yourself in the same boat but don't know where to begin, fear not. We have gone ahead and put together a beginner bundle that will be useful to us all on this new and fun journey.
This bed is perfect for bringing home any sized dog. If you're bringing home a puppy you might want to start at eighteen inches, but there are plenty of sizes to choose from. It's up to you and what feels right. Sometimes it's better to get a big bed regardless of their size so they have something to grow into.
This bed will make them feel right at home in no time and it's only $19.94.
This dog leash is a must-have item you're going to want. This release-and-recoiling system with a handheld brake is perfect for adjusting your pace when you take your pup out for a potty break, which you will be doing a lot. This leash also comes with doggy waste bags attached so you can carry those bags for when nature calls.
This leash will have you starting off right and it's only $19.99.
This collar and harness is something that my friends and family have sworn by. The harness is comfortably made so they can wear it all the time, and it makes walking them so much easier with the leash hook in the front. The harness stretches across the breastbone so it doesn't choke them while consisting of four adjustable straps so they have the perfect fit.
This collar comes in many sizes and is just $19.95.
This food and water bowl combo is going to come in handy when you first bring your pet home. Whether they are trained or still in the beginning stages, they will be a little overactive therefore making them messy and anxious.
These bowls are built into a tray so it catches up those spill and drops. While dogs will knock anything over, the rubber mat will make it a lot harder and will help in keeping things in order.
Get this for just $17.99.
This container combo is perfect for storing foods from wet to dry. The scoop that comes with this set measures how much you're feeding your pet so you can easily monitor how much they are eating daily. Something that will come in handy in the future!
Throw the dry food in the big bin and use the small one to store snacks, treats, and cans of wet food.
This combo set is just $17.15.
Accidents will happen! These puppy pads are a must if you're bringing a puppy home. Training will be a process and these are great to help you along. These are also great if you're bringing home an older dog. They aren't quite familiar so they too might have a few accidents here and there.
Get a pack of 100 for just $16.99.
The more active your new dog is, the better you both sleep! These balls are cool for in-house play as they are made out of rubber. They also make great fetching toys as well for when you take a trip to the park.
Keep your pup active with these for just $3.39.
This whistle is essential for training your pet. You can create certain sounds that help them understand when to stop, when to continue, and if they did something good or bad. This is a way to communicate with them. If you want a different alternative from training with an e-collar, this whistle is perfect and will help you set up your own system.
This whistle is $7.99.
We hope this helps you get started in the process of adding a fur child to your family. Items that are equally important include food and health supplies. With so many to choose from, we know that each pet is different and so are their dietary needs.
Always keep that in mind and you will be good to go. Just start with these essential items and the rest will come easy!
Are you planning on bring a dog home soon? Tell us in the comments below!